Lon currently serves as the Layton City, Utah Community and Economic Development Deputy Director, and is the Economic Development Manager. Lon Crowell was raised along the Wasatch Front where he grew up as an active participant in the outdoors and the environment surrounding this region. Lon attended the University of Utah where he received his degree in Urban Planning with emphasis in Architecture and Environmental Sustainability. Lon has 25 years of experience in urban planning in both the private and public sector and over 12 years’ experience in economic development. Lon has served in executive government for over 10 years as director, and 5 years as deputy director, for Planning & Economic Development departments in both Utah and Idaho, served as Executive Director of an urban renewal agency and member of multiple economic development boards and committees, and provided supervisory oversight for the Pocatello, Idaho regional airport. Lon has participated in multiple economic development proposals over the years providing hundreds of millions in investment and thousands of added jobs to the communities he served. In 2014 Lon had the privilege of visiting the Kingdom of Jordan in conjunction with USAID Lens and Idaho State University to meet with various municipalities and help analyze several economic development proposals and provide recommendations to King Abdullah II. Just prior to joining Layton, Lon worked as the lead employer contact for state resources and workforce pipeline training for 5 counties in southeast Idaho. Lon recently led and successfully managed a public process to develop a Compatible Use Plan for Hill Air Force Base and its surrounding communities which included 11 cities and 3 counties in northern Utah. Lon’s father retired from Northrop Grumman in southern California after a successful career, instilling in Lon a life-long interest in the aerospace industry. Lon has been married for 31 years with 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and 2 grandsons on the way, in Idaho and Texas.